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When writing motivation letters like SoP, or any other formal text, I don't know whether I have to capitalize sciences or areas of research.

For example:

  • I have been introduced to Neuroscience.
  • I have been introduced to neuroscience.

Are there any criteria for capitalization?

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    Can you explain why you believe they would be capitalized, or can you provide examples where they are? – choster Dec 12 '13 at 20:39
  • @choster, I have to admit now that I try to find one incidence on web about it I cannot find any capitalised term. Thanks. – Naji Dec 12 '13 at 21:10
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    Please also search through past questions. There are some relevant to this. – Kris Dec 13 '13 at 6:44
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When they are specific scientific disciplines. Words can also be used otherwise.
"This is not rocket science."
"I did not study Rocket Science."

  • Will the downvoting pundit please elaborate, thanks. – Kris Feb 28 '17 at 7:06
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    Upvoted to protest "shadow shooters" – biocyberman Nov 24 '19 at 22:03

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